Rare marked Cast Iron "Hubley #311" with a Standing "French Peasant Boy".
The Hubley Mfg. Co. Book from 1996 has an identical Figure which shows the boy's "painted open eyes with pupils", and the #310 mark underneath which is described as the "French Peasant Boy" with sloping beret. This Base looks the same, but the Only difference that I can see is that this marked #311 version the boy has his eyes closed and is painted in a thin straight line. (like an oriental boy)
Has the upright Rectangular Matchbox Holder, the round Ashtray receptacle, and the Basket on the Peasant's back shown in the book as a short filter-less Cigarette Holder.
Book Ref. : "Metal Arts Goods Price Guide"
By : The Hubley Mfg. Co.
Page : 31
Measures 6 1/2 inches High, and 5 1/2 inches Wide, and weighs a Hefty 4 Pounds, and 5.2 Ounces.
Condition : No Cracks or Fractures. Retains it's original hand painted surface, with normal wear and paint nicks. See all photos for the best honest condition.
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